Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4, black screens, evdev and all that
macros_the_black at ntlworld.com
Mon Apr 13 04:07:42 PDT 2009
Jeremy Henty wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 01:07:32AM +0100, Martin Ward wrote:
>> Around x.org server 1.4/1.5 ??, the pci detection was removed from
>> the server itself and put into a separate library, libpciacess which
>> relies on pciutils i believe for pci ids.
> I installed libpciaccess as part of the Xorg build but I had no
> pciutils. I've now installed pciutils-3.0.3 and run update-pciids but
> "X -configure" still creates an identical xorg.conf.new . Should I
> rebuild libpciaccess?
>> 2. Nope you don't have to install xf86-input-evdev driver, you can still
>> use the old "legacy" keyboard and mouse driver but you need the
>> following in your xorg.conf
>> Section "ServerFlags"
>> Option "DontZap" "0" //allows you to kill the
>> server with ctrl-alt-bkspace
>> Option "AllowEmptyInput" "0" // allows the legacy keyboard
>> and mouse drivers to be used
>> Option "AutoAddDevices" "0" // stops devices being added
>> from hal events
>> Option "AutoEnableDevices" "0" // allows policy setting for the
>> hal events
> I've added these but it still blackscreens. At least ctrl-alt-bkspace
> works now!
>> 3 if you want to use evdev, yep you have to enable it in the kernel,
>> and then set up udev/dbus/hal and policykit/console kit correctly
>> which is another kettle of fish, so that the x server can respond
>> when you say plug in graphics tablet
> Yuk! I'll postpone doing this if at all possible.
> Jeremy Henty
Ignore the bit about pciaccess and stuff, that's only responsible for
selecting the correct driver at run time.
it's the actual driver that has a list of pci ids for the cards it supports
what driver are you using?, because i had similar problems like your
self a couple of months back
i have a radeon 2400XT which works fine with the radeon HD driver
if ctrl-alt-bkspace is working then something is processing the keystrokes
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